Monday, March 14, 2016

A long weekend

 I have had a wonderful weekend, Today is a public holiday so getting an extra day off is always a bonus, On Saturday I went to Lunch with a bunch of Ladies from Canada, they are here on a quilting tour, I had the best time and I have made a few new friends which is always wonderful.
I have done quite a lot of sewing, I made this cute little pouch from Little Red fabric by Moda, isn't it just darling. I think I'll use it to hold my threads for my stitching projects.
 I have a thing for pouches, I made this stitchery one for a magazine now it holds my hexagons. I do love this one alot. It was so much fun to make.
 Speaking of Magazines, I am so proud to share with you my profile which is featured in this months Patchwork & stitching magazine. Having my designs on the front cover is always a thrill but to see your name in print, well that's just amazing. I was so excited when I saw it.
 The story tells my journey from when I first started sewing until now. It was fun to read. Hard to write about yourself I must admit but Stacey my editor did a beautiful job of recreating my words.

 This stitchery cushion is my newest design which will be featured in the coming months.
 I received some new fabric during the week, it so cute, Called Farm girl by Riley Blake, the colours are lovely and warm, now to think of a project.
 I have been enjoying a new English paper piecing project called SMITTEN by Lucy Kingwell, its a fun project. I decided to make a USA version using my patriotic fabrics and as we are going there in just a few days I hope to buy a few new fabrics to add to my quilt. I love to make quilts that have some  meaning.
Have you seen these fantastic bobbins you can use for your EPP projects, they are polyester bottom line threads and so nice to sew with. They come in all colours so you can match them to your fabrics. I am slowly filling up my bobbin holder.

Well its time to get moving and do something productive on this public holiday, I have some sewing to get on with and of course finish packing for our trip.

Enjoy your day and I 'll  be back in a couple of weeks.


sunny said...

And I can say I knew you back before you were rich and famous!! Will you be packing an extra mag in your suitcase and mailing it to me from California?? LOL!

Susan Snooks said...

Life is good Leanne- a magazine feature, pretty projects and an overseas trip! Have a great time- I'm sure there will be stories to tell on your return!

barb's creations said...

WOW well done Leanne, enjoy your trip and I hope you make some lovely memories in the process :) Barb.

Christine B said...

How exciting to be on the front of a magazine Leanne! Congratulations!! Love your little stitchery pouch and your beautiful projects from the magazine! Hope you have the most wonderful time in the USA! Hugs Christine x

Anthea said...

I just saw that mag in the newsagent this morning Leanne - congrats!
Have fun packing for your trip!

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Congratulations. Lovely bags which mag is the hexi one in . Love them all.

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